Movies like Southland Tales

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Southland Tales (2006)
 5.4
 37K
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Style: dark humor, cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic, offbeat, intellectual, mind bending, bleak ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist, postmodernism, brutality, memory, surrealism, drugs, satire, mad scientist, time travel, politics, memory loss, totalitarianism, danger, nuclear ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2008, near future, year 2005
Place: los angeles, california, afghanistan, middle east, nevada, southern california, usa ...

Most similar movies to Southland Tales

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, visually appealing, suspenseful and surprise ending films with plots about murder, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, first contact, death and corpse mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Southland Tales: Dark City (1998), Cube (1997), Cypher (2002), Cube Zero (2004), Strange Days (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 186K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: gothic, mind bending, atmospheric, tech noir, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, investigation, alien race, evil alien, future dystopia, memory, lovecraftian, manipulation, memory loss, space and aliens, sleeping, mad scientist ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 209K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, clever, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, maze, captivity, escape, trapped, death, danger, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 30K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, disorder, conspiracy, uncover truth, hidden identity, mysterious character, power relations, dishonesty, undercover, espionage, femme fatale, double agent ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 36K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: clever, scary, futuristic, surreal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, rescue, mathematics, riddles and clues, isolation, mystery, captivity, race against time, danger, deadly, trap ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 66K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, violence, virtual reality, protest, chaos, uncover truth, haunted by the past, private detective, prostitute, pornography ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the ...
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, dog, distopia, post apocalypse, survival, satire, nuclear holocaust, impregnation, telepathy, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 29K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, genetically altered, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, california, china, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 309K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, distopia, society, fighting the system, lone hero, utopia, totalitarianism, resistance, gunfight, dictatorship, government agency ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 185K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, futuristic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, satire, mistaken identity, chase, hallucination, alternate reality, paranoia, giant, escape, rescue ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 47K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, prison, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, fighting the system, hologram, chaos, technology gone awry, separated, surveillance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 22K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, danger, crimes, imaginary, space and aliens, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, government, hostage, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, imaginary, danger, superhuman powers, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 70K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, blind character, post apocalypse, society, distopia, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.2
 1.0M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, distopia, anti hero, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, life is a bitch, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 194K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, survival, plague, family in danger, danger, suicide, hysteria, graphic violence, paranoia, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, manhattan new york city, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 88K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, moral dilemma, gift, human nature, money, murder, experiment, mystery, button, decision, sacrifice, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 9K
Kafka (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, writers, investigation, expressionism, worker, secret, insurance, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty, politics, fighting the system ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.6
 13K
S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha ...
Style: surreal, gothic, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, small town, stranded, imaginary, best friends, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
The Satan Bug (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biological warfare, bio weapon, laboratory, heist, plague, undercover, mad scientist, danger, chase, race against time, robbery, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: florida, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 479K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, save the day, imaginary, suspicion, terrorism, alternate reality, nuclear threat, precognition ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 31K
The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, tense ...
Plot: surveillance, technology, memory, microchip, death, haunted by the past, childbirth, chase, child birth, child abuse, distopia, twists & turns ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 54K
Automata (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, post apocalypse, androids and robots, robot, danger, investigation, rain, profanity, distopia, desert, ecology, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 157K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, martial arts, distopia, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 298K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, secret agents, secret agent, mars, outer space, space colony, memory loss, chase, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 5K
Looker (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, model, plastic surgeon, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, amateur detective, technology gone awry, disorder, conspiracy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 108K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, time loop, memory loss, supernatural, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, danger, computer cracker, technophobia, society, computer genius, a.i., save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, 2000s, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 8K
Nowhere (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The third film in a trilogy by writer-director Gregg Araki. Described as "90210 on acid", the film tells the story of a day in the lives of a group of high school kids in Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.
Style: surreal, futuristic, stylized, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, youth, friendship, social differences, drug addiction, opposites attract, social misfits, society, love triangle, teenage life, estrangement, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 38K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, profanity, working undercover, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 754
Dragon Head (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Teru Aoki (青木 輝) is on a train to Tokyo after a school trip. A disaster occurs which partially destroys the train and blocks a tunnel. When Teru awakes, he finds all his classmates and teachers are dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: sole survivor, survival, vestiges of humanity, isolation, apocalypse, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, left to die, catastrophe, train crash, escape ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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